Saturday, 1 December 2012

Family Activity Advent Calendar....


I love the lead up to Christmas. The excitement, the waiting...it all adds to the fun. So I love the idea of advent calendars that count down to Christmas Day.

The kids have their first chocolate advent calendar this year and I found on Pinterest a cool "activity advent calender" that I added to my Christmas Pinterest Board, so I thought I'd have a go at making one (in fact I think I like mine better!),

 
Once I finally got all the materials and got going, it was great fun! And choosing the activites was cool too. The Pinterest page had some ideas that we used and we came up with a few of our own as well. We strategically placed the activities in the calendar so that busy days weren't made busier with tasks and those that needed a bit more time and effort were done on the weekends. I even made a few spares so that we can change things around next year.


Here are the activities we have used this year...
  1. Decorate the Christmas tree
  2. Hang lights on the house
  3. Colour a Christmas picture
  4. Listen to a Chrostmas CD
  5. Make Christmas Cards
  6. Make a new Christmas decoration
  7. Write a letter to Santa
  8. Sing a Christmas Song to someone
  9. Take photos for Christmas cards
  10. Make hot chocolate and stir with candy canes
  11. Read a Christmas Story
  12. Wrap presents
  13. Choose a toy and book to donate (this is my favourite
  14. Cut out paper snowflakes
  15. Have a sleepover in front of the tree
  16. Make Gingerbread men
  17. Draw and Christmas Picture
  18. Take a gift to your teacher
  19. Drive around and look at Christmas Lights
  20. Go and visit Santa Clause (at the shops)
  21. Make reindeer food (I love doing this with the kids at school)
  22. Watch a Christmas movie & eat popcorn
  23. Make a treat and take it to a friend
  24. Read the "Night before Christmas"
SPARES: visit the Myer Christmas Windows, make a stained glass window (another favourite that I do at school!)
 
I'm really looking forward to doing each of these activities with the kids and hope it helps build the excitement towards the big day!
 

4 comments:

Manisha said...

Love it !!

Danya Banya said...

Wow, that looks FANTASTIC!

M & A's World said...

Thanks Manisha and Danta Banya. I'm quite proud of it! Just hope the kids stay interested in it :)

M & A's World said...

*Danya Banya. Sorry!!

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